Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino
This casino closed its doors on February 2, 2014.
This casino is closed
I did not think a casino could be worse than Viejas, but I was wrong. 8 deck blackjack really? Rude pit bosses dealers,and security. If you win $25 here they treat you like a criminal. No benefits from having a club card. No wonder why they are going bankrupt.
There is nothing like being a local, and being a part of the back woods community I am always very excited to see a local business pop-up, especially when it's a business which can help out my good friends on the rez. However, for some reason every time my neighbors and I make the trip to the Santa Ysabel Casino the staff always seems to have a negative attitude, and are more concerned with throwing around the stink eye and gossiping than providing customer service. Call me silly but if I'm losing money to a computer game I really only ask for a smile from the ladies behind the counters. Additionally the vibe from the security guards always seems to create a prisonesk atmosphere, and they seem to take pleasure out of harassing you after cashing out your winnings. On top of it, getting carded when buying a drink was made incredibly uncomfortable with the tatted up rent-a-cop breathing down my gf's neck. Sadly while I love to see local businesses succeed, unless things change I fear my friends and I will just have to make the drive to Barona.
P.S. Second chances are endless in my book, and I will be back soon hoping for the best.
Nice place to go when in S D county. My wife and I enjoy really enjoy this place. The food and drink prices are very good. Good Slots that do pay. Good Staff and a very clean Casino. We will be going back more often.